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David L Ulin

December 13, 1998
As David L. Ulin notes in "Honk if You Love Pico-Union" (Nov. 15), L.A. audiences don't turn out in droves to support home-grown or nontraditional arts. The few existing mid-sized theaters don't seem to be thriving, and the demise of Alfaro's alma mater, the Inner City Cultural Center, which emerged from the ashes of the Watts riots, has left a large void. However, as long as Alfaro and other gap-straddling, fun-poking, hmm-inducing performers and writers can work at art-irritating-life, there may be hope for this city yet. Kezia M. Jauron Sherman Oaks To those who know him, Alfaro is a gifted talent, one who perseveres and relates Latino complexities to an oft-times skeptical public.
September 4, 2011
"Here Is New York: A Democracy of Photographs" by Gilles Peress, Michael Shulan, Charles Traub and Alice Rose George (2002). Perhaps the most stunning visual representation of the tragedy, this collection of nearly 1,000 images - shot by hundreds of photographers, professional and amateur - traces the devastation of the World Trade Center from impact to aftermath, with a clarity made all the more profound by the chaos that impelled it. The title comes...
December 10, 2006 | David L. Ulin
WHEN you work on something day in and day out, it can be easy to lose perspective. So much of your attention is focused on the immediate -- what's coming out this week, this moment -- that the long view disappears. Yet as we here at Book Review went back over the titles we covered in 2006, one thing became quite apparent: In the world of books and publishing, it was a very good year.
May 4, 2008
David L. Ulin wrote that Joe Torre "isn't a legend but a person . . ." ("A Legend on the Line," April 6). Let's see. The Yankees had not won a World Series in 18 years and yet won in Torre's first year at the Yankees helm. He followed with 11 playoff appearances, nine division titles, five American League pennants and three World Series titles. And Ulin writes, "Torre must guide the Dodgers to their first pennant in 20 years to secure his place in baseball history." Still, Ulin adds that Torre's record with the Yankees "is matched only by those of Casey Stengel and Joe McCarthy, two of the most iconic figures ever to manage a baseball team."
March 9, 2008
Carmela Ciuraru reviews "The Blue Star," a novel by Tony Earley. Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow reviews "Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming" by Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn. Tim Rutten reviews "Panama Fever: The Epic Story of One of the Greatest Human Achievements of All Time -- the Building of the Panama Canal" by Matthew Parker. The following reviews are scheduled: Mary McNamara reviews "Another Thing to Fall," a novel by Laura Lippman. Elizabeth Hoover reviews "God Particles," poems by Thomas Lux. David L. Ulin reviews "Artscience: Creativity in the Post-Google Generation" by David Edwards.
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